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A radiation-distorted image from inside damaged reactor No. 2. Photo: AP
<img alt="Illustration: Martin Venezky" src="/magazine/wp-content/images/19-12/mf_bitcoin_f.jpg" title="The story of the virtual currency you can actually spend—if it doesn't get stolen first." width="660" height="595" /> Illustration: Martin Venezky In November 1, 2008, a man named Satoshi Nakamoto posted a research paper to an obscure cryptography listserv describing his design for a new digital currency that he called bitcoin.
Ron Paul was the only Republican candidate at the CNN debate to point out that racial profiling is wrong. Fear mongering and sabre rattling were on full display as Republican presidential candidates bickered about national security at last night’s CNN debate .
Locally produced foods could pull in $7 billion this year, according to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture report .
Top US foreclosure law firm threw Halloween party where staff dressed as homeless, foreclosed-upon AmericansFrom a NYT opinion piece by Joe Nocera, " What the Costumes Reveal "— On Friday, the law firm of Steven J. Baum threw a Halloween party. The firm, which is located near Buffalo, is what is commonly referred to as a “foreclosure mill” firm, meaning it represents banks and mortgage servicers as they attempt to foreclose on homeowners and evict them from their homes. Steven J.
Just before 7 a.m. on the day that Tunisians tasted democracy for the first time, the first person in line at the polling station in the chic Tunis district of El Menzah 6 was a princess. Her name is Salwa Bey, an older woman with dyed-blonde hair wearing a gold-colored dress and matching Ray Ban sunglasses. Her uncle was Tunisia's last monarch, King Mohammed VIII al-Amin, who was a marionette of French colonial power, forced to abdicate when the country achieved independence in 1956.
When you talk about Facebook these days, it’s often the talk of Mark Zuckerberg.
Back on September 18th I wrote a post that exposed the Occupy Wall Street protests for what they are… anarchists, leftist organized astro-turf rallies. Since then the protests have exploded into other cities and the collaboration happening across the board is astonishing. Well, both extremely ironic and astonishing. You see, the protestors have a message of rebellion against big government, big corporations and the rich in general.
China has been struggling against overpopulation for decades.
Activist Post Okay, you're upset with the direction America is headed and you've been thinking of moving to another country.
How George Carranco wound up in Slab City, a squattersville at the end of the earth, is a story for these hard times. Carranco, an ex-Marine and jack-of-all-trades, lost his job at a factory in San Diego when it shut down, lost his apartment when he couldn’t pay the rent, lost his temporary home when the city towed his van, and lost the van for good when the parking fees climbed to unattainable heights.
Islam to become Russia’s predominant religion by 2050?
Activist Post All hail humanitarian war. Regime change can be a bitch.
— Yemeni women did not merely challenge the taboos surrounding their black , and break away from the isolation of their homes as they marched to the various liberation squares across the country. They may be precipitating a minor revolution against Yemen’s conservative customs and traditions. The first female icon to emerge from this new Yemen is Tawakul Karman, a journalist and activist who Friday became the first Arab woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her role in the protests. Karman’s actions, as well as those of other women like her, have restored prestige to a country often associated with the oppression of women.
By Asma Alsharif JEDDAH | Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:56pm IST